May 26, 2018

British English male voice, sampled at 8 kHz, for Festival

from the NetBSD maintainer

This voice provides a British English male voice using a residual excited LPC diphone synthesis method. It uses the CMU Lexicon pronunciations. Prosodic phrasing is provided by a statistically trained model using part of speech and local distribution of breaks. Intonation is provided by a CART tree predicting ToBI accents and an F0 contour generated from a model trained from natural speech. The duration model is also trained from data using a CART tree.

This voice can be activated via voice_rab_diphone.

It is sampled at 8 kHz and conflicts with the festvox-rab16 package 16 kHz samples.

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Trevor Johnson